The Manhattan Project

ISBN-10: 1840465042
ISBN-13: 9781840465044
Edition: N/A
Authors: Jeff Hughes
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Description: In a compelling story of power, war, morality and science Jeff Hughes traces the Tube Alloys cover story that became the Manhattan Project. This project was 20th century man's attempt to design and build an atomic weapon that would finish World War  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.45
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Pages: 170
Size: 4.43" wide x 6.62" long x 0.69" tall
Weight: 0.308

In a compelling story of power, war, morality and science Jeff Hughes traces the Tube Alloys cover story that became the Manhattan Project. This project was 20th century man's attempt to design and build an atomic weapon that would finish World War Two in a decisive way.

Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Big Science and the Bomb Long
Before the Bomb
The Origins of Big Science Science, the Military and Industry
The Great War and After From Fission to Mission
The Origins of the Manhattan Project Los Alamos
Little Science on a Big Scale? Thin Man Becomes Fat Man
The Plutonium Implosion Programme From Trinity to Victory
Making and Using the First Nuclear Weapons After the Bomb
Big Science and National Security From Big Science to Megascience
The Age of the Accelerators The Invention of 'Big Science'
Large-Scale Science as Pathological Science Death in Texas
The End of Megascience?
Conclusions
The Myths of Big Science
Further Reading

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